Last post December 29? *blush*
Since then I've put on a writers conference. The web site is/was http://www.harrietteaustin.org . Can't kick about how it went; we had over 240 attendees, many compliments, and few complaints. Started out with a $1500 deficit, and finished with (knock wood–final numbers aren't in) money in the bank.
So here's the thing, though: I only agreed to do it once, so I can't say for sure if it will ever happen again. And, y'know, writers? Too many people there because they wanted to be special, not because they wanted to be better writers. Can't peer into all 240 heads, of course, so that's just my opinion–I'm all for being creative, I just think you should look for credit from the quality of your work, not expect praise just because you're being creative. If that makes sense. Also as conference admin I didn't deal with the 232 happy attendees, just the eight cranky ones, so my views are colored by that.
But my life is my own again (after some post-conference cleanup, of course) so my goals are: to update my web site; to finish four encyclopedia articles due August 18; and to finish my promotions dossier due Labor Day. I want to do more baking, and more drawing, and play here more. If I do more writing…well, that's an if with five years of non-performance against it.
Today's good thing: New Wilton Cake Decorating Yearbook! Also a refund for the $850 I spent on the conference in the past month.